“The 30 Day Guide to Paleo Cooking” – a video and a giveaway!

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If you’ve been waiting for a Paleo cookbook to release that includes only the most practical, approachable, and easy weeknight go-to dishes — your wait is over! Hayley Mason & Bill Staley have just released their third book, The 30 Day Guide to Paleo Cooking. In this book, you’ll find: 75 brand new recipes. 24 bonus “express eats” ideas for …

“Gather: The Art of Paleo Entertaining” – Share the Paleo lifestyle with family & friends (and a giveaway!)

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At my gym’s holiday party this past winter, one of the other members came up to me, pointed to a plate of cookies and asked “are these normal cookies?” I replied “yes, eat one!” She was trying to find out of the cookies were made from wheat flour or not, and, in her mind, if they weren’t made from grains, …

FAQs: What is Paleo?

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“Paleo” is short for Paleolithic, but the name is actually less important than the power of the overall approach. While the term “Paleo” has gained traction in the mainstream media and on bookstore shelves everywhere due to the improved health of those who follow the lifestyle, you could call it “Primal,” “Grain-Free,” “Real Food,” “Whole Food,” “Nutrient-Dense,” or “Ancestral.” Whatever …

5 Questions with Paleo Trail (the new online Paleo diet tracker) – and a giveaway!

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I am happy to share with you my interview with Paleo Trail Founder, Kristin Jekielek. Paleo Trail provides a way to track your food with the focus being on food quality rather then calorie counting. Kristin is offering up a 1 year upgraded membership for one lucky Balanced Bites reader – details are at the end of this post. 1. How did the idea for Paleo Trail come about? …

2012 Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

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The holidays are nearly upon us, so now’s the perfect time to start scoping out all of those fantastic gift ideas for your loved ones this season. You may also want to check out my guides from 2011 and 2010 as they’re also chock full of ideas and goodies! Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle I couldn’t …

Healthy Eating on a Budget | Balanced Bites

Healthy Eating on a Budget

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I’ve covered the topic of healthy eating on a budget once already in my Priorities for Eating Paleo on a Budget post. And Robb Wolf has a post on his site about it. And I’ve covered this in my book Practical Paleo, in a bit more detail, but it seems we can never share enough information and tips for making eating …

5 Questions with “30-Day Intro to Paleo” eBook authors Bill Staley & Hayley Mason

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Today I sat down to chat with my good friends Hayley Mason and Bill Staley, authors of the popular blog The Food Lovers Primal Palate and the amazingly beautiful and completely useful cookbook Make it Paleo. This dynamic (and adorable) duo has put together yet another (when do these two sleep?!) fantastic resource to help just about anyone make the leap into a Paleo diet …

Practical Paleo release celebration GIVEAWAY: Steve’s Original Paleo Kits Sampler Kit

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Updated 7/28/12: This giveaway ended at 5pm Eastern on Friday, July 27th. The winner is Jonathan McMurry. Jonathan – please contact us within 48 hours to claim your prize! In honor of the upcoming release of Practical Paleo and my love for all things Steve’s Original, I’m giving away an amazing Steve’s Club Sampler Pack with the following products (over $65 value) …